North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

NC 43 Connector Route Construction

Fast Facts

Project Type:
 Route construction
Affected Counties:
Estimated Cost: $


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has been working to extend a 2.3-mile section of the NC 43 Connector from US 17 Business (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to South of US 70/US. 17 on a new location in Craven County

This NC 43 Connector is proposed as a four-lane, median-divided, partial control of access facility on new location.

This is part of a larger overall NCDOT effort ( NCDOT TIP # R-4463) to try to help boost economic development in Craven County and to provide a more direct access to US 70, which would help reduce traffic congestion between NC 43/NC 55 and US 70. Other goals are to try to:

  • Alleviate existing and future congestion
  • Improve mobility in the region
  • Improve reliability of the road network
  • Upgrade the corridor consistent with government plans
  • Provide connectivity in the local community
  • Reduce traffic collisions

Residents have mixed opinions about the new route.



NC 43 Connector Route Construction Eminent Domain Project Map


  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
  • Start Construction – 2019
  • End Construction – 2020

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 12 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $1,725,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.